Embracing winter in paradise.
This would have been week 3 riding out bikes through Asia but during these crazy times it wasn’t to be.
Instead we have hit the road exploring our back yard and having a blast. Even have the folks joining us so some good quality time. Some new territory for us visiting spots we haven’t visited before, loving exploring our backyard.
Wow what a week for everyone around the world.
The Nomadic Nevs being forced to stay home. Our flight to Sydney scheduled today of course a no go as we hunker down with the rest of NZ in our bubble.
Instead this is what our day looked like today. A great ride with Betty and Nancy.
Tomorrow Andy is back to work as an essential service and we roll through another day during these crazy times. Thinking of you all wherever you are.
24 hour mini break to Mapua. So spoilt to have this lovely spot only a 34km ride away. The perfect getaway.
Well what better way to spend our 21st Wedding Anniversary than taking Betty and Nancy on an epic ride.
42km Coppermine saddle trail, rough going on a steel bike as so rocky, but blazed past some dude on his flash carbon full suspension bike! That gave Betty and Nancy a buzz!
Then it got cold, super cold!
Now what are the odds of having two lovely ladies come into work earlier in the week and their names were Betty & Nancy! They couldn’t believe our bikes were called B & N.
Where has that time gone! What a fun 21 years full of adventures. We are so lucky to have hit the jackpot! Bring on the next 21!
Ride done and dusted and almost time to crack open the bubbles!
Nelson – Mapua return
Starting to feel like summer is just around the corner, so let the summer fun begin and enjoy what’s on our doorstep.
66+km is a long way to pedal for hot chips but oh so worth it.
Betty hanging in Mapua
Home for a freshen up, back on B & N and time for a well deserved pint at Styx with friends. 23deg roll on summer
What an absolutely magical part of NZ. We have had the best multi-day celebration here at Millbrook……….
Oh my goodness Millbrook is AMAZING.
Smithies at Millbrook is awesome. Crafties by the fire with incredible scenery.
Day 2 – Lake Hayes Loop
What an amazing few days celebrating down here. Thanks for turning on the weather and giving us the best memories.
Happy days continue here in Hoi An. We have had a bit of rain the past few days, at times monsoonal but nothing like exploring in the rain. Ponchos and umbrellas just seem to appear as soon as the rain arrrives. Road floods in record time and you are biking through a foot of water.
Change of hotels for the last 10 days and scored an upgrade for my birthday.
More construction happening and leveling the concrete by hand on the roof, in their jandals with no harness. An OSH inspectors dream.
Many storms passing through which has dropped the temps from high 30s to low 30s.
As always birthday celebrations are a blast in Hoi An.
Have had a busy holiday schedule catching up with friends the past few days.
As always having no problem filling in our days in Hoi An. A snapshot of our daily routine looks something like this.
Coffee time after the gym
Bike exploring time
Beer o’clock time
People watching day and night
After so many trips to Asia we thought we had seen it all……..
Yep that is a dog wearing a nappy in the coffee shop.
Got to love it!!!! Cotinuing to have an awesome time hanging in Hoi An.
One year on since our last visit and the changes of Hoi An continue as everyone wants a piece of this progressing tourist hotspot. Businesses come and go, construction everywhere, new coffee shops and spas continue to pop up.
With all this development this has been the most positive thing we have seen. Drink refill stations. Absolutely love it.
We are having an awesome time biking around Hoi An, checking out the changes and catching up with friends.
Our favourite coffee shop Borina still alive and kicking.
Meanwhile we people watch across the street watching the comings and goings, having a 5pm cold beer, celebrating another awesome day in Hoi An and how lucky we are to be back here again.
Hoi An is almost unrecognizable from our first visit here in 2006, and the speed of change is incredible, however it is still a very special town, that we absolutely love.